Olympic Closing Ceremonies Today

 - Aug 24, 2008   Updated: Jun 7 2011
The Olympic Closing Ceremonies were today, and to commemorate the end of the games, we're featuring our most popular 100 Olympic Innovations.

Over the last few months, Trend Hunters have contributed more than 250 unique stories, leading up to this point. So with the Olympic Closing Ceremonies being today, our fascination here will likely simmer down for a couple more years...

So long Beijing!

Implications - Every few years, special sporting events capture the attention of the international community. Whether it's the Olympics or the World Cup, these events attract interest from all over the world and provide a good opportunity for a corporation to ingrain its name into the mind of consumers. Corporations can do so by creating specialty products or advertising campaigns that feature endorsements from athletes or people associated with the proceedings.